Umbrella

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Umbrella Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • having the function of uniting a group of similar things; "the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups"; "under the umbrella of capitalism"
  • a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets; "an air umbrella over England"
  • a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
  • covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups; "an umbrella organization"; "umbrella insurance coverage"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy ,
  • a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets; "an air umbrella over England" ,
  • having the function of uniting a group of similar things; "the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups"; "under the umbrella of capitalism"

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Umbrella Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An umbrella is a hand tool that is used to stop rain from falling on a person. It is also used to make shade and protect people from sunlight. An umbrella made for protection from the sunlight is called a parasol. And a plastic umbrella is cheap but it is fragile.

An umbrella.

Painting of people with umbrellas.

A man sitting under beach parasol.



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'Umbrella' example sentence in quotations


* A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. - Mark Twain

* A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. - Robert Frost


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Umbrella Sample Sentences in News


  • Umbrella Cryptocurrency Insurance Now Includes Litecoin Coverage In A New Partnership With Poloniex
    Interim Goal for Umbrella-LTC Price Point is 1:1 with Litecoin Los Angeles, California / ACCESSWIRE / October 30, 2014 / Umbrella continues to make headway in the cryptocurrency space. Fresh off the release ... Read more on this news related to 'Umbrella'
  • Umbrella-shaped ultramarathon to support Hong Kong protests
    Two Hong Kong expatriates Wednesday ran a 102 kilometre (63 mile) ultramarathon following a course in the shape of a giant umbrella to support pro-democracy protests in the southern Chinese city. The pair started at 4am and ran for over 18 hours on a path that took them from the city's mountainous country trails to the main protest site opposite the government Read more on this news related to 'Umbrella'
  • The President's Umbrella
    How Chinese President Xi Jinping and his yellow umbrella became a Hong Kong pro-democracy meme. Read more on this news related to 'Umbrella'

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